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HCM City fines medical units

Update: February, 17/2016 - 15:00
Tam Duc clinic is among 30 medical units in HCM City that were fined during the first half of this month. — Photo alobacsi.com

HCM CITY (VNS) — Fines amounting to more than VND600 million (US$26,800) were imposed on 30 medical units during the first half of this month, the HCM City health department said yesterday.

Tam Duc, a traditional medicine clinic located in District 5, received the stiffest fine of VND185 million (US$8,300) for selling medicines of unclear origin, medicines that did not have proper packaging, as well as employing staff who did not possess professional certificates, and advertising specialised products and services without having the advertisement content verified by the authorities.

Viet Viet Khang Ltd (located in District 7) was fined VND91 million (US$4,100) for not complying with regulations when advertising MaKa supplement products, as well as for selling expired products and destroying products that had been sealed and seized by the authorities.

A fine of VND50 million (US$2,200) was imposed on Song An Health Care Ltd (located in District 3) for employing unqualified staff.

Three individuals were fined VND35 million (US$1,600) each for practising medicine without licences and for treating health problems that were beyond their scope of expertise.

Other medical units were fined for issues such as producing and selling low-quality medicines, not differentiating medicines from other products and low work ethics of unit managers. — VNS

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